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Sunday, February 12, 2017

South Korean Military Says North Korea Likely Tested Musudan Missile, Not Rodong.


South Korean Military Says North Korea Likely Tested Musudan Missile, Not Rodong. (Sputnik).

On Sunday morning, a ballistic missile was launched from North Korea's airbase in the North Pyongan province. It traveled around 300 miles before plunging into the Sea of Japan.

"The missile appears to be a modified intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile possibly equipped with a solid fuel engine, not a medium-range Rodong missile," Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) were quoted as saying by the Yonhap news agency.

Musudan Officially known as Hwasong-10 is a ballistic missile designed to travel up to 4,000 kilometers (about 2,500 miles), while Rodong missile is capable of covering up to 1,000 kilometers (over 600 miles).

North Korea has conducted a number of missile launches in the past months, including its biggest nuclear test last September, prompting condemnation from neighbors and the international community.

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